Best Ways to Use Beets and Kale

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Hi, I'm Dr. Vonda Wright with healthy eating tips for you. Tired of spinach and broccoli? Perk up your dinners with these two trendy vegetables. Gold or red beets are chefs' favorites these days. They contain plenty of blood pressure lowering potassium and disease-battling phenols. They are also a great source of nitrates which help your blood vessels relax.

Roasting brings out their natural sweetness. Just peel, and chop them into chunks, then toss them with olive oil, herbs, lemon zest, and roast for 20 -25 minutes at 450°. Kale, this super healthy green is another chefs' darling. It's packed with inflammation cooling, artery friendly Vitamin K, a nutrient that helps your body process blood sugar.

Kale also has more than twice as much vision protecting lutein and zeaxanthin as spinach. Try a toast in soups and caster oils. I'm Dr. Vonda Wright, for more tasty ways to nourish your health, watch all our smart tips right here.